Freedom of Information request - Itemised Construction Costs for the new Australian Federal Police Forensics Facility in Canberra

PMFarrant made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

The request was successful.

From: PMFarrant

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Dear Australian Federal Police,

I would the final itemised construction costs for the new
Australian Federal Police Forensics Facility in Canberra.

Yours faithfully,
PMFarrant

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UNCLASSIFIED

Good Afternoon,

         

Your Freedom of Information Request

 

I refer to your application dated 19 July 2016 in which you seek access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act) as follows:

 

“Final itemised construction costs for the new Australian Federal Police
Forensics Facility in Canberra.”

Information considered irrelevant to the scope of your request

 

The AFP, in its management of FOI requests, excludes the following
information on the basis that is irrelevant to the scope of a request:

 

-      Names of AFP members, other than the Senior Executive.

-      Direct telephone numbers, signatures and mobile telephone numbers
of AFP members.

-      Duplicate documents, including duplicate emails.  The AFP will only
provide emails where they form a final email chain and the
authors/recipients are contained within the final email. 

-      Information that is publicly available, for example, newspaper
articles, online publications including information available on the AFP
Information Publication Scheme and the AFP disclosure log.

 

If you object to the AFP excluding any of the above information, please
advise this office within seven days of receipt of this letter.

 

Your request was received by this agency on 19 July 2016 and the 30 day
statutory period for processing your request commenced from that date.

 

You will be notified of any charges in accordance with the Freedom of
Information (Fees and Charges) Regulations, should they apply, in relation
to your request as soon as practicable. 

 

Disclosure Log

 

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agency is required to publish information on their website following the
notification of a decision in respect of a freedom of information
request. 

 

The requirement to publish information released under FOI reinforces the
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government and to increase recognition that information held by government
is a national resource.  Exceptions to the requirement to publish
information would apply to personal information and information concerning
the business affairs of a person if it was considered ‘unreasonable’ to do
so.  Details of the decision may be published in a Disclosure Log which
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Publication will be made in accordance with timeframes stipulated in
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August 2016. If you do not raise any concerns prior to the date of the
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decision.

 

Yours sincerely

JESS      (AFP22486)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131

[2]www.afp.gov.au

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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Good Afternoon PMFarrant,

I am the case officer for your Freedom of Information request.

At this stage the construction costs for the AFP Forensics Facility have not been finalised. We can provide you costing up until 19 July 2016 (the date of your request).

Additionally, can you please clarify what you mean by 'construction' do you intend for this to purely mean the construction of the building or were you after the costs associated with the entire project?

To assist in the processing of your request I would be grateful if you could provide comment on the above two points. Happy to discuss further if required. I can be contacted via return email or on the phone number below.

Kind Regards,

NICOLE (AFP22278)
A/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131
www.afp.gov.au

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From: PMFarrant

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Dear FOI,

Hi there, I was after the costs associated with the entire project thank you. Up until the date 19 July 2016 should be fine.

Yours sincerely,

PMFarrant

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Good Morning PMFarrant,

 

I refer to your application dated 19 July 2016 in which you seek access to
documents under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

Please be advised that delays are being experienced by the relevant line
area, who due to operational requirements, are still in the process of
gathering and providing information relevant to your request. Accordingly,
we are of the view that further time is required to process your request.
Therefore, pursuant to section 15AA of the Act, I seek your agreement to
extend the period to notify you of a decision by 30 days to 17 September
2016.

 

I would be grateful if you would advise this office in writing of your
agreement to the proposed extension of time and apologise for the delay
and any inconvenience caused.   

 

If you have any queries in relation to this matter, please do not hesitate
to contact this office.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

NICOLE (AFP22278)
A/TEAM LEADER, FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131 

[1]www.afp.gov.au

 

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From: PMFarrant

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Dear FOI,

I agree to an extension of the period to 17th September 2016.

Yours sincerely,

PMFarrant

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Dear PM Farrant,

 

I refer to your above Freedom of Information request and attach copy of
our correspondence of even date.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to discuss this
matter.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Joan

 

JOAN (AFP 22566)
LEGAL GRADUATE (FREEDOM OF INFORMATION)
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61315243  

[1]www.afp.gov.au

 

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From: PMFarrant

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Dear FOI,

It has now been nearly 4 months since I requested the Itemised Construction Costs for the new Australian Federal Police Forensics Facility in Canberra.

I had clarified and granted you an extension until September 17 2016. Now it is October 15, a month later and I have nothing from you.

I would like the promised information please.

At this time I would also request an internal review at a public authority. As you would be aware, this does not remove the obligation to process the request and provide the information requested.

Yours sincerely,

PMFarrant

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If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

Further details on how to make a valid FOI request can be found on the Australian Federal Police’s website at: http://www.afp.gov.au/about-the-afp/foi-...

The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

Good morning PM Farrant

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

As per our correspondence to you on 12 September 2016, the time limit for
processing your request and notification of a decision was extended to 17
October 2016 in order to allow for consultation with third parties.

 

Kind regards

MS SMALL (AFP21751)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
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Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

[2]www.afp.gov.au

 

 

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From: PMFarrant

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Dear FOI,

It is EOD 17th October. I sent my response over the weekend to arrive on the 17th. Please reply and send the information I have requested.

And please followthrough with the internal review I have requested as well.

Yours sincerely,

PMFarrant

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If you are requesting personal information about yourself then please ensure you enclose a copy of your photographic identification.

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The Australian Federal Police will acknowledge your request in accordance with the legislative requirements of the Act.

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Good morning PM Farrant

 

As this decision is now deemed, we have applied to the Information
Commissioner in writing for further time to deal with the request,
pursuant to section 15AC of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth).

 

We will continue to process your request and a decision will be provided
to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards

 

MS SMALL (AFP21751)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO
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Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

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Good afternoon PM Farrant

Extension of time request under s 15AC

On 18 October 2016 the Australian Federal Police (AFP) requested further
time to make a decision on your FOI request of 19 July 2016.

Section 15AC of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (the FOI Act)
allows the Information Commissioner to extend the processing time for an
FOI request where the initial decision period has ended and the agency or
Minister has not provided the applicant with notice of a decision. The AFP
has told the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) they
have not made a decision in the statutory time period. The FOI Act deems
that your request has been refused (deemed refusal).

As a delegate of the acting Information Commissioner, I am authorised to
make decisions on requests for extensions of time under s 15AC of the FOI
Act. I have decided to grant an extension of time of 10 days to
27 October 2016 to process your request. A copy of the decision is
attached.

This extension under s 15AC means that the deemed refusal is taken never
to have applied if the AFP makes a decision on your request by 27 October
2016.

Such an extension can only be granted once and cannot be extended by a
variation. An Information Commissioner extension under s 15AC of the FOI
Act does not enable the AFP to reimpose a charge.

Contact

If you would like to discuss this matter you can contact me on the number
below Monday to Wednesdays. Alternatively, I can be reached by return
email. Please quote the reference number RQ16/04323.

 

Kind regards

 

Ben Kirkwood |Assistant Merit Review & Investigation Officer

Dispute Resolution Branch

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

GPO Box 5218 SYDNEY NSW 2001 | [1]www.oaic.gov.au

Phone:  +61 2 9284 9615 | Facsimile: +61 2 9284 9666 

Email: [2][email address]

 

I am in the office on Tuesday and Wednesdays. I work remotely on Mondays.

 

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Good afternoon PM Farrant

 

Please find attached the AFP’s decision in relation to your FOI request.

 

Kind regards

 

MS SMALL (AFP21751)
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION OFFICER
CHIEF COUNSEL PORTFOLIO

Tel +61(0) 2 61316131

[1]www.afp.gov.au

 

 

UNCLASSIFIED

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